WATCH: How city's Homeless to Work program works

Posted at 6:31 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 18:34:49-04

CINCINNATI -- Kalief Logan-Bey is staying at St. Francis - St. Joseph Catholic Worker House in Downtown. He's been homeless for about a year, so he's grateful to even have a bed to make.

Still, he'd rather have a home of his home. That's challenging because many people experiencing homelessness can only to get hired in temporary jobs.

Along with the Cincinnati Parks Board and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, the city of Cincinnati is partnering with the Worker House, the Homeless Coalition and workforce development nonprofit Building Value on a new program to help people like Logan-Bey find permanent, full-time jobs.

"That will help me pay rent," he said. "That will help me keep a car."

Watch the video above to see how the program works.